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June 2018

WEAR IT Festival, Berlin

June 20
BE, Germany Germany + Google Map

https://www.wearit-berlin.com/session/sustainability-track/ We believe that it is timely and urgent that critical questions on the use and deployment of wearable devices are raised on a larger scale, and that their users become more aware about the related dimensions of environmental, social and business impacts of developing and using wearable technology and smart textiles. By building this knowledge, we believe that researchers, developers and the industry can improve processes, and play a more active role in building sustainable and ethical wearable futures.…

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The Digital Assembly 2018

June 25 - June 26
Sofia, Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria + Google Map

The Digital Assembly is a major annual forum that gathers more than 1,000 stakeholders and high-level policymakers to debate the EU digital policy and the implications of recent technological developments.With three plenary sessions, thematic briefings and five parallel workshops, the Digital Assembly will cover a wide range of current key topics on digital policy. The plenary sessions will put a special focus on how Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western Balkan countries can best benefit from the digitisation…

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Torino Fashion Week

June 28 - July 1

The Torino Fashion Week event, managed by TMODA Association, become, in few editions, an important appointment for the fashion industry.The city of Turin represents a pit stop for fashion beginners, addressing, in that way, to emerging fashion designers who work in a very exciting environment finding inspiration from the new trends and innovation released by the city and from the huge tradition the territory has from the very past, with his famous Italian textiles’ brands and manufactures companies.After the success…

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July 2018

FutureFest ’18 – Occupy the Future

July 6 - July 7
Tobacco Dock London, E1W 2SF United Kingdom + Google Map

Are you ready to occupy the future? Your opportunity to see WEAR Sustain's project Mi.Mu Gloves and others (tbc) will be showcased. The fourth edition of FutureFest comes at a time when our relationship with the very idea of ‘the future’ is fraught. For many, the forces set to shape our world seem invisible and remote; from a rise in fanatical nationalism to hidden influences over the media and political systems. FutureFest puts control of our destiny back into the…

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July 6 - July 7
Tobacco Dock, London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

FutureFest is a non-profit initiative aimed at bringing future thinking to the public realm, so that everyone can benefit. Since 2013, FutureFest has attracted more than 9,000 visitors - with the community for each festival growing from 1,000 to 4,500 attendees.Learn more about past editions and programmes here.Who comes to FutureFest?Trendsetters, changemakers, innovators and creative minds who want to keep on top of radical ideas, FutureFest dares to ask the most pressing questions about the future - challenging the status quo and…

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August 2018

Wearables & Tactile Interfaces- Special Session at IEEE GEM 2018

August 15 - August 17
National University of Ireland Galway Ireland + Google Map

The IEEE GEM 2018 conference is a platform for disseminating innovative research and development work on game, entertainment, and media technologies, applying lessons learned, and developing new ideas through audience interaction. Chaired by Prof. Lizbeth Goodman, this special session will feature results from the European Commission’s WEAR Sustain project, along with other leading research focussed on the uses of textiles, smart materials, and wearables to enhance haptic or tactile memory triggers and/or sustainable solutions. For details visit: http://sites.ieee.org/ieeegem/wearables-tactile-interfaces/ To submit a…

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September 2018

Ars Electronica 2018

September 6 - September 10
Linz, Austria Linz, Austria + Google Map

Ars Electronica is once again summoning hundreds of artists, scientists, engineers, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs and social activists worldwide to gather in LinzSeptember 6-10 to jointly investigate current technological and social interdependencies andtheir potential future manifestations. All of this will take place in public and together with people from all walks of life, since a defining aim of Ars Electronica is to take leave of the classic premises devoted to culture and scholarship and to stage an internationally unique festival of art, technology and…

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November 2018

WEAR sustain Final Event and Symposium

November 21
Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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Under the umbrella of Sustainable and Ethical Wearables and Smart/E-textiles, speakers will discuss how the fashion, textiles/e-textiles and electronics industries can: 1. Make future necessary creativity/aesthetics and technology implementation shifts? 2. Support creative collaboration processes & team dynamics, and well as (open) IP issues necessary for better development? 3. Support/ nurture project feasibility potential & longevity, as well as open and ethical Business models? 4. Shift toward more ethical vs/& open data collection & how to support ethical labour practices…

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